Local News

Hunting accident victim ID'd as Louisburg teen

Posted September 7, 2010 5:31 p.m. EDT
Updated September 8, 2010 4:29 p.m. EDT

— Officials have released the identity of a teenager killed Monday afternoon while hunting near Louisburg.

Lt. John Reams of the state Wildlife Resources Commission said Jared Kyle Wynne, 18, of Louisburg, died from a gunshot wound while hunting on Medlin Lanen near Rocky Ford.

Wynne and his 51-year-old uncle were hunting when the uncle swung his gun to shoot a dove. The nephew stood up in front of the gun just as it was going off, Reams said. The gunshot hit Wynne in the head, killing him instantly.

Family members say the horrible accident cut short a life with much promise.

“I looked up to him and when I needed advice, or anything was going hard for me, he was my go-to guy in everything in life,” said Kyle Wynne's cousin, Dylan Wynne.

“It is just a tragic situation and I hate that it happened,” said Wynne's brother, Kevin Tant.

Thirty-eight other hunters were in the area at the time of the shooting. No one else was injured.